The OF already missed five games because of sprain in the second toe of his right foot. To get Mench up and running, he received two cortison injections. After visiting a podatrist, Mench was told that his "shoes are a half size too small." Mench should have been wearing size 12 1/2 instead of 12.
"Man, I'd been wearing 12s since I was 15 years old," Mench said. "That's the last time I had my feet measured -- you know, when I went to the shoe store with my parents. "I guess feet can grow after that."
Armed with his new shoes, Mench hopes to extend this good stretch.
Mon 04/24/06, 1:13 pm EST